Devastating heat is the new face of inequality. New coalition seeks to name hot weather like hurricanes — maybe after Exxon and Chevron?

Or should they be named for Exxon, Chevron, et al. as Jacquie Patterson suggested? https://newrepublic.com/minutes/144735/we-naming-hurricanes-exxon-chevron-not-harvey-irma , https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/nov/06/hurricanes-climate-change-fossil-fuels https://www.planetizen.com/node/94703/study-hurricanes-should-be-named-exxon-and-chevron Heat wave ‘Hugo?’ New coalition seeks to name hot weather like hurricanes. The Washington Post | Jason Samenow Heat waves are a silent killer. Unlike other extreme weather phenomena, you can’t see them coming, and they don’t leave behind a trail of …

Impacts – August-Sept 2020

Climate Nexus, Sept 10, 2020 More than 1 billion people face displacement by 2050: report (Reuters), 2020 is set to mark the end of the hottest 5-year period on record (The Verge), Antarctica’s colossal Thwaites Glacier is melting fast — and scientists may have discovered why (CNN, The Guardian), shorter lifespan of faster-growing trees will add to climate crisis, study …

Nearly all of Colorado is under some drought status – 20 years into megadrought in the West

Also see: https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2020/04/16/climate-driven-megadrought-emerging-western-u-s/ – April 20th, 2020 The Colorado Sun | evan@coloradosun.com Colorado currently is one of the drier parts of the country, and although conditions have improved in recent weeks, the long-term outlook for the state is relatively grim.  Much of Colorado continues to suffer through extreme drought, and nearly all of the state is experiencing drought, according to the …

Climate change heat deaths established

The First Undeniable Climate Change Deaths: In 2018 in Japan, more than 1,000 people died during an unprecedented heat wave. In 2019, scientists proved it would have been impossible without global warming. By DANIEL MERINO JULY 23, 20205 in Slate.com TWEET SHARE July 23, 2018, was a day unlike any seen before in Japan. It was the peak of a weekslong …

The Violence of Racial Capitalism Hurts Us All

In LA Progressive, July 2020, by Pam Spritzer, excerpt In addition to physical force, Dictionary.com defines violence as “an unjust or unwarranted exertion of force or power, as against rights or laws.” When black people carry “Stop killing us” signs, Kelley recently explained, they are demanding an end not only to police violence, but also “the violence of poverty, the violence of a health …

Nearly twice as many properties may be susceptible to flood damage than previously thought

Percentage of properties at risk of flooding during a major storm New Data Reveals Hidden Flood Risk Across America By Christopher Flavelle, Denise Lu, Veronica Penney, Nadja Popovich and John Schwartz in NYTimes, June 29, 2020 Nearly twice as many properties may be susceptible to flood damage than previously thought, according to a new effort to map the danger. Across much of the United States, the …

First ever temperatures over 100 F in Arctic, occurring 80 years early for what is projected if current emissions trends continue

What’s perhaps even more impressive is that this relative warmth has persisted since December, with average temperatures in western Siberia 10 degrees Fahrenheit above normal — doubling the previous departure from average in 2016. The average heat across Russia from January to May is so remarkable that it matches what’s projected to be normal by the year 2100 if current …

In 30 years from now, on the current path, almost half a million existing homes will be on land that floods at least once a year

Rising seas threaten an American institution: The 30-year mortgage The New York Times | Christopher Flavelle Up and down the coastline, rising seas and climate change are transforming a fixture of American homeownership that dates back generations: the classic 30-year mortgage. Home buyers are increasingly using mortgages that make it easier for them to stop making their monthly payments and …